Easter is regarded as the most important holy day by Christians, and in the Cook Islands it is celebrated with two holidays on Good Friday and Easter Monday.
|2020||10 Apr||Fri||Good Friday|
|13 Apr||Mon||Easter Monday|
|2021||2 Apr||Fri||Good Friday|
|5 Apr||Mon||Easter Monday|
|2022||15 Apr||Fri||Good Friday|
|18 Apr||Mon||Easter Monday|
|2023||7 Apr||Fri||Good Friday|
|10 Apr||Mon||Easter Monday|
|2024||29 Mar||Fri||Good Friday|
|1 Apr||Mon||Easter Monday|
The date of the holiday changes each year based on the centuries-old calculations that determine the Christian Ecclesiastical Calendar, such that the date of Easter Sunday can be anytime between 22 March and 25 April.
Most of the inhabitants are Christians and are keen on celebrating The Saviour’s Resurrection Day. There is much to do in the Cook Islands at Eastertime. Most people head to church, donning their Sunday best. There may also be a lot of singing and dancing, and a hearty meal that includes fresh seafood is a must.
Apart from the religious aspects of the season, locals and tourists also get out to do things like spelunk in Atiu’s limestone caves, swim or sun themselves at the local beach, dive the coral reefs, go on cross-island hikes, or visit the famous Punanga Nui Market in Rarotonga.